How to choose the best fridge/freezer for your space
Basically, refrigerator or freezer is an insulated box, equipped with refrigeration unit and a control to maintain the proper inside temperature for food storage. Refrigerators/freezers are necessary in preventing bacterial infections from foods, helping in prolonging the life of perishables. The latest fridge-freezers are cool customers, designed to look good and keep your food fresher for longer. They are an essential part of a modern home, and a bonus for affordable, sustainable living too. Choose your new fridge-freezer according to the size of your family and the way you shop and cook, as well as the space you have available. There is a configuration to suit every household.
But getting started can be overwhelming with the many different kinds of cold and/or frozen food storage devices that are out there. How do you choose which one is best? When you are shopping for a fridge, you are looking for the machine that is best at keeping your food cold but that is not the only priority on the list. What you need or choose depends on quite a lot of things. Your kitchen design, eating habits, budget are all concerns.
Refrigerators at all price points are increasingly tricked out with options to make your life easier and more organized. People choose to supplement their food storage with frozen or preserved garden-grown fruits and vegetables and freeze-dried foods. A good freezer lets you store produce from your garden, or buy cheap fruit and vegetables during summer for use in winter, which saves you loads of money and avoids excess packaging. In the fridge or freezer, you can store items on lower or higher shelves for easy access.
Smart refrigerator – smart technology gives refrigerators a whole new cool factor and the fact that we use our refrigerators every day makes these features a sound investment. Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel gives families an option that matches and compliments any kitchen design with the added bonus of resisting fingerprints and smudges.
The old freezer-on-top versus freezer-on-bottom (versus freezer on the side!) debate
Freezers are an absolute necessity to everyday life. A freezer is a purchase that stays with you for a long time, so it’s important to choose wisely when selecting one. Modern fridges and freezers are so well insulated and all new refrigerators are a lot more efficient than they were a decade ago. Many consumers swear by the convenience of bottom freezers, but top freezers and side-by-sides can make more efficient use of space in a smaller kitchen.
Here is what you need to know to make the best choice.
- Consider what you will need your new appliance for.
- The size of the space it will be placed in.
- Think about your lifestyle when you pick a style.
- Spend some time investigating a model’s usability and your own habits before committing.
- Any other personal preferences you may have before you complete your big purchase.
Your kitchen space: – You can’t have more fridge than you have room for. A refrigerator needs a few inches to spare around all sides so it can operate efficiently and air can circulate. Select a side-by-side refrigerator if you have a narrow space in your kitchen because this style offers more narrow options when compared to others.
Your eating habits: If you cook with fresh foods often, you might love a bottom-mount (translation: freezer-on-bottom) unit. You may otherwise prefer a freezer-on-top so you won’t have to stoop or dig deep for frozen meals. On the other hand, a side-by-side unit offers the best of both worlds.
Your family: – A side-by-side unit is a good pick for homes with kids, the disabled, or the elderly. A French-door refrigerator takes this style a step further by providing a drawer freezer below.
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